This paper presents a novel single-phase switched reluctance motor (SRM) that can be directly driven by a commercial AC power supply without any switching circuit and sensor. This proposed SRM is optimized based on a simple design technique. The optimized machine has higher motor efficiency compared with conventional induction motors. In addition, the novel SRM can start-up with direct commercial AC power supply. In this paper, the performance of the prototype single-phase SRM is verified through simulations and experiments.
ASJC Scopus subject areas